The Bowery Mission is familiar with helping neighbors through crisis. From the 1918 flu pandemic to the Great Depression to Hurricane Sandy, we’ve served our city’s most vulnerable through hard seasons. Now during the current pandemic, and throughout our nearly 150 years of outreach, generous supporters, partners and volunteers have been committed to care for […]
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The Bowery Mission continues to stand with New York’s most vulnerable neighbors. I recently had a special opportunity to chat with Jeannie Gaffigan, who is a writer, producer and New York Times bestselling author. Jeannie and her family are volunteers and supporters of The Bowery Mission. Thank you to all who joined us for the Facebook […]
“The Bowery Mission opened a spiritual door that I never had before.” From the time he was a kid, Junior remembers helping out and learning about plumbing. It was a skill he would use throughout his life and turn into a profession. But along the way, Junior took a wrong turn, trying drugs and alcohol. His […]
“God has completely transformed my life.” Growing up in suburbia, Diane had a warm home, a strong education, and nourishing food each day. Her parents cared for their children’s physical well-being and kept a strict household. On the outside, things looked great. But inside, Diane was scared of her father’s temper. She knew her dad loved her, […]
God used friends like you to show her one. When Ivana’s father passed away in 2014, the pain was simply unbearable. As Ivana shares, she lost her “best friend.” In a state of shock and depression, she pushed away everything else important in her life, too. She stopped going to work and quit school. “For the next […]
Caught in a cycle of success and failure, Anthony found hope and life transformation at The Bowery Mission For much of his life, Anthony was full of faith and experiencing success. But the night he arrived at the Mission, he was living under a highway overpass. Years of addiction plagued Anthony. “I was in a cycle […]
Food and shelter led to career development — and lasting hope! Born in Cleveland, Toby was only six months old when his mother passed away. He never knew his dad. Raised by his grandparents, Toby remembers a good childhood. Even though his grandparents insisted on hard work around the house, their home was filled with laughter, music and […]
On Thursday, October 10, 2019, The Bowery Mission will mourn with our neighbors over this past weekend’s tragedy in Chinatown At The Bowery Mission, we’ve been shaken by the heartbreaking tragedy that occurred just a few blocks south of our Bowery campus. On Thursday, October 10 at 12:00–1:00pm, we will host a memorial service in […]
Chef Raffaele shares how he sees others nourished with meals and hope the same way he was just a few years ago Growing up, my family’s Italian roots ran deep. Holidays were filled with food and love. But when my dad had a stroke, I had to become the man of the house. I tried my […]